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Devils face Columbus Blue Jackets: NHL odds preview and stats

New Jersey Devils

Columbus Blue Jackets
1-4-3 October 22, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 3-5-0

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting New Jersey duelling Columbus on Tuesday at Nationwide Arena.

This season the Blue Jackets are 3-5-0 overall while the Devils are 1-4-3. As for the totals, Columbus is 2-5-1 on the OU, and New Jersey is 3-5.

View New Jersey Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Blue Jackets in this one found them earlier as -136 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

This game puts the Blue Jackets, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Devils, who rate a No. 24 in the latest survey.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 4-0 winner at home against the Rangers. Bettors on New Jersey at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Blue Jackets were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +117 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Columbus's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.38 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.25 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 20% while the Devils defense kills off 86.36% of their penalties.

A few Devils at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
New Jersey is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games
New Jersey is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games on the road
Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games
Columbus is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus's last 8 games at home

Next up:
New Jersey at Vancouver, Thursday, October 24th
Columbus at Toronto, Friday, October 25th